The research landscape: the wider context and the LIS Research Coalition Response

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Hazel Hall's presentation to the Library and Information Services Council, Northern Ireland, 29th September 2010.

Hazel Hall's presentation to the Library and Information Services Council, Northern Ireland, 29th September 2010.

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  • 2006-2008 consultations March 2009 agreement
  • Fragmentation leads to problems finding out about (1) funding; (2) research results
  • Communication difficulties between funders
  • This is a library
  • Low practitioner researcher skills
  • Good on advocacy – libraries are a “good thing”
  • Good on advocacy – libraries are a “good thing”
  • Good at measuring tangibles, e.g. issues
  • Good at measuring tangibles, e.g. issues
  • Good at measuring tangibles, e.g. issues

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  • 1. The research landscape The wider context and the LIS Research Coalition response Presentation to LISC(NI) – 29 th September 2010 Hazel Hall
  • 2. History
  • 3. Sources of funding? Previous research output?
  • 4. Communication between funding bodies
  • 5. Research takes place here
  • 6. Other things happen here
  • 7. Do we have access to the right tools and skills? Who would be interested in our output?
  • 8.  
  • 9.
      • bring together information about LIS research opportunities and results
      • encourage dialogue between research funders
      • promote LIS practitioner research and the translation of research outcomes into practice
      • articulate a strategic approach to LIS research
      • promote the development of research capacity in LIS
    Our goals are to:
  • 10. Value
  • 11.  
  • 12. Cute!
  • 13.  
  • 14. A “good thing”
  • 15. We’re great on advocacy
  • 16. … and we’re good at measuring the tangible
  • 17. What about value?
  • 18. Please show me the figures to demonstrate how the public library service has reduced anti-social behaviour in this community What about value?
  • 19. What about impact?
  • 20. To what extent have innovations in services delivery contributed to improving exam results of the children at this school? What about impact?
  • 21. Evidence for politically important stakeholders … for accountability, informed practice
  • 22. Job satisfaction: intellectual stimulation, enjoyment of learning, pride, (retention) Enhanced peer relationships, career progression
  • 23.
      • bring together information about LIS research opportunities and results
      • encourage dialogue between research funders
      • promote LIS practitioner research and the translation of research outcomes into practice
      • articulate a strategic approach to LIS research
      • promote the development of research capacity in LIS
    Our goals are to:
  • 24.
      • bring together information about LIS research opportunities and results
      • encourage dialogue between research funders
      • promote LIS practitioner research and the translation of research outcomes into practice
      • articulate a strategic approach to LIS research
      • promote the development of research capacity in LIS
    Our goals are to: Support librarians to use research in their work, and to undertake research to add to the evidence-base
  • 25. Time
  • 26. Research funding opportunities Studentships offered Invitation to join consultation Research report published Topical debate Report of on-going research Training event announced Conference registration open New journal issue published Conference offering funded places Research report published Saving time: Twitter feed as current awareness
  • 27. Saving time: resources on the Coalition web pages
  • 28. Management support
  • 29. Encouraging top-level support for practitioner research
  • 30. Tools and methods
  • 31. Extending the repertoire of research approaches, and plans for further events in 2010/11
  • 32. Raise ambitions
  • 33. Raise ambitions
  • 34. Providing opportunities for on-going research to be recognised The full One Minute Madness video can be accessed from: http://www.vimeo.com/12948960
  • 35. LIS Research Coalition provides direction
  • 36. … to funding opportunities
  • 37. … to networks & mentors
  • 38. Acting as the focus for external support of LIS research in the UK
  • 39. Find out more
  • 40.
      • http://lisresearch.org
        • Where you will find a link to these slides, and suggestions for content are welcomed
      • Follow @LISResearch
        • @LISResearch will tweet your research-related news, queries...
      • Review conference materials
        • See http://lisresearch.org/conference-2010
  • 41.
    • LIS Research Coalition
    • http://lisresearch.org
    • @LISResearch
    • Dr Hazel Hall
    • [email_address]
    • +44 (0)7 969 07 8181
    All photographs, with the exception of “History” and Bolton public library, are from http://www.morguefile.com